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HR Generalist, Talent Acquisition

Western Growers

Irvine, California 92618
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Full Time
1st Shift, Overtime
  • HR Generalist
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • Employee Relations
  • Administrative
  • Communications
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Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Western Growers is a multi-faceted service organization and trade association founded in 1926 that operates a number of companies that offer a wide array of products and services to our member companies and other customers.  Visit www.wga.comand watch these videos to better understand our family of companies: & 

We rewarded nicely with an extensive benefits package that includes a competitive compensation, a wide selection of company-paid health benefits, vacation and holiday paid time off and an excellent 401K program; including a company match of up to 3% and profit sharing up to 7%. We also provide an education reimbursement program and career path for those seeking advancement. For additional convenience there is an onsite cafeteria and to free up some of your weekend time we have on-site auto detailing and dry cleaning.

As a Human Resource Generalist focusing on talent acquisition you will be accountable for:


  • Collaborate with marketing to create a strategic approach to employer branding that will attract top talent and support employee retention across the employment lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with managers and other HR functions to implement a framework that will ensure the promises to applicants that are articulated throughout the candidate experience is also delivered throughout the employment lifecycle.
  • Develop advertising programs (internal and external) to ensure high visibility with potential candidates.


  • Manage the company’s recruiting needs by partnering with hiring managers to determine staffing needs.
  • Review and analyze employment applications and resumes.
  • Update and maintain recruitment reports in order to track employees’ movement and employment activity rate.
  • Manage all position requisitions, candidates, and referrals in the applicant tracking system (ATS).

The Candidate Experience

  • Conduct initial phone screen, arrange interview appointments, when necessary participate in the in-person interviews, and administer appropriate assessments. Consult with management on best interviewing practices.
  • Facilitate pre-employment background screening and drug testing, reference checking, make recommendations for hire (or not hire) and delivers employment offers for both exempt and non-exempt position openings.
  • Follow up with candidates and hiring managers to obtain feedback regarding recruiting process.
  • Manage internal transfer process, including screening, coordination of interviews with hiring manager, transfer offer letters, etc.

Administrative Duties

  • Manage and work with department managers to update job descriptions as needed to fill new positions or as job requirements change.
  • Assist new hires with paperwork, review I-9 and process E-Verify within appropriate timelines.
  • Assist with the first day of onboarding for each new employee by reviewing the new hire paperwork and escorting the new employee to their manager.
  • Works with hiring managers to ensure compliance with all federal/state laws and regulations
  • Maintains memberships and affiliations with trade/professional organizations related to industry.


  • Minimum three years of recent working experience as a Recruiter or HR Generalist responsible for talent acquisition.
  • Experience in working with social media, job placement agencies, and online job search engines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate all levels of staff.
  • Strong ability to work independently, efficiently, and effectively in a multi- project, multi-demanding environment.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail with strong ethics to maintain strict confidentiality. Proficient in end-user software programs e.g. word-processing, spreadsheet software, and human resources information systems.

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